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. mostly from people concerned about bill bratton's tactics. after a rowdy meeting, the committee voted to support outside help but not bill bratton. they say his reputation is just too toxic. hundreds of people at an oakland public safety meeting booed police chief howard jordan. >> let the public speak. >> reporter: stopping the chief from explaining why he supports to spend $250,000 to hire police chief bill bratton for advice on how to stop violent crime in oakland. >> why don't you go and have howard jordan buy his book on amazon. >> reporter: local opponents say bratton won't offer improvement but will deliver the controversial stop and frisk policy they say leads to profiling. >> let's invest $250,000 in jobs. let's invest $250,000 in social services. or, why don't we take that $250,000 and find some consultant somewhere, somehow that can figure out why the oakland police department can't stop killing unarmed black and brown men. >> reporter: some voiced their hopes for a safer oakland and support for bratton, but were drowned out. >> opd has massive challenges on the enforcement
and security heavyweight bill bratton. to consult its struggling police department. bratton formerly served as police chief in los angeles, and police commissioner in new york city and in boston. but last week. a number of oakland residents voiced concerns about bratton's controversial tactics. which include the "stop- and- frisk" policy. tonight at 11 -- the city continues hearing from those concerned residents. kron 4's reggie kumar is live in oakland tonight. reggie what's the latest? >> they have been consulting, with over 200 people that wanted to talk about this item. let me show you what it to looked like tonight. it has been mowemore subdued. about the safety consultant team. he is calling the former la p d bratton one of the brightest minds in policing and he is one of the best to work with limited to resources we will hear from parents of blouferd if you remember, he was shot by police. >> stop and frisk we will exercise constitutional policing >> if they let this go on if there will be children that will be killed. >> hire those that are needed! bratton whoever the mayor has req
known policing experts in america, bill bratton. nbc bay area's christie smith spoke with them this morning. she joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. the message coming out of the oakland police department this morning is that oakland has only one police chief, howard jordan, that bill bratton will offer advice on how to reduce crime here. doesn't have to be what worked in new york or l.a., but boy, there is a lot of doubt. the 2:00 a.m. vote brought a mix of relief and anger. the city council approved a contract hiring high profile police chief bill bratton to help oakland get a handle on violent crime, but opponents say his aggressive style just won't work here. >> i think that the zero tolerance also has this really destabilizing effect on communities. it relies a lot on kind of massive police sweeps and high numbers of arrests. >> reporter: some worry that bratton will use tactics like stop and frisk that may lead to racial profiling. >> racial profiling is illegal. it's not tolerated by the oakland police department. it's contrary to o
an outsider. police consultant bill bratton. he's the former police chief in los angeles and new york. praised by many but also vilified by others. now, matthai, with the high crime rate, why are people so up in arms about bill bratton? why is he so controversial? >> he really is symbolic of a lot of tensions within oakland right now. you have a city with a high crime rate already, and it's been rising. it was a 23% increase last year. at the same time, you have a -- so there's a faction of the community that wants -- is very concerned about increasing the amount of police that there is in the city. same time, there's a faction, it's not clear how large these groups are, that is very resentful of the way policing is done in oakland. and so bratton comes to symbolize that because he not only was the police chief at a time when crime went down in new york, but he also used very aggressive tactics. and the specter of both of those things happening riled up, you know, two of these very polarized forces within the city. >> he also has implemented in the past something called stop and frisk. what is
up crime in los angeles and new york. former police chief william bratton is facing tough questions right. john is live in oakland and tells us his stop and frisk tactic is already in place. >> reporter: tonight, oakland city leaders are touting their newly hired police consultant bill bratton. they say hiring him will help fight crime here. >> i feel like i'm a broken record here. this police department practices constitutional policing. >> to meet with the leadership of the police department -- >> reporter: this afternoon, ken wayne caught up with bill bratton. >> a lot of our work is going to be very significantly focused within the department, looking at how they're fighting crime, how they might improve how they fight crime. >> reporter: bratton is known for a more aggressive policing style which includes stop and frisk. the chp has been using that method for decades. >> when we stop, we always have probable cause. sometimes it's based on a vehicle code violation. sometimes it's based upon things that occur within the view of the officer. >> reporter: in the past two and a hal
about oakland's decision to bring in celebrated and controversial former police chief bill bratton to help stem the tide of escalating violence. ken is live in detroit, where he tracked down bratton and talked with him about his new role in oakland. ken? >> reporter: this was a surprise to us. while working on a story about the troubles shared by both police departments in oakland and here in detroit, we found the man many are turning to to try to save both departments. bill bratton is here in detroit, and he met with us this afternoon to tell us he's looking forward to working with oakland police chief howard jordan. >> i've known him for a period of time. and he is very open to the idea of bringing in outside assistance. he is the first to admit he doesn't have all the answers. but he's always willing to learn and try new things. and i applaud him for that. >> reporter: bratton is widely respected as a reformer. he happened to be in detroit today to meet with the mayor and police brass here to try to help them turn around their troubled department. detroit and oakland police are
one of the city's bigge names in law enforcement, former nypd and lapd chief bill bratton in to help. the tough police style bratton is famous for is not for oakland. >> oakland residents have come out time and time again against things like loitering ordinances and curfews. >> bring in bratton and the fbi. >> reporter: for those living in the thick of it, they say enough is enough. it's time to get tough. >> they are violating everyone else's constitutional rights. we can't even walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: a live look at city hall. you can see that protesters have started to assemble outside city hall, and i can tell you that the police chief tells me he still believes that bratton is the best man for the job, the best person for the job. he plans to present a 30-slide power point presentation at tonight's meeting. he says he is more resolved than ever to bring bratton in. reporting live in oakland, jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> we'll cover tonight's meeting. brentwood, four teenagers recovering after
vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. members gave the go-ahead to hire bill bratton as a police consultant following four hours of emotional public comment. >> be quiet. >> reporter: one speaker was even escorted out. opponents of bratton are particularly concerned about an aggressive stop-and-frisk policy he's used in the past that some believe could lead to racial profiling. >> that will not add any real solutions. your fares are only gonna get worse. >> reporter: still with a 7-1 vote, the council approved a contract with strategic policy partnership. the firm will have bratton develop a plan to curb a recent rise in crime in oakland. >> we will make every effort to include as people as we can in this process so we have good representation. >> reporter: and the council also approved an amendment emphasizing racial profiling will not be tolerated. bratton, who has headed up both the nypd and theland has been widely praised for reducing crime and improving community relations with police. following the bratton vote, the city council approved several sore crime-fighting measures
. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 6:01. >>> the bill bratton debate in oakland ended about four hours ago. the so-called super cop is going to be a consultant for the oakland police department and cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in our newsroom with details on the debate that took half the night. anne. >> reporter: good morning. there were so many people that wanted to speak about this, the meeting lasted about 9 hours. finally the city council approved the contract with bill bratton by a vote of 7-1 including a provision that says whatever policies come from the consulting will not permit any racial profiling. bill bratton is the former police chief of l.a. and new york now charged with advising the oakland pd on the short-term crime-fighting strategy and community safety plan. the council approved spending $250,000 to hire him. protestors say he is over agressing including "stop & frisk" measures in which people can be stopped and searched i an officer deems them suspicious. >> i'm mortified if this council says it rejects "stop &
approved a consulting contract with bill bratton, a man whose past policing policies have come under fire. that vote angered many people in the audience. many in the crowd reacted strongly as the vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. ktvu had the only camera inside council chambers at the time. police moved in for a short time to maintain order. there were roughly 275 people who spoke at this lengthy council meeting. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm on a 7-1 vote. bratton will help come in and help with a crime-fighting plan. critics are concerned about an apressive stop-and-frisk pomcy that -- aggressive stop-and- frisk policy that some worry could lead to racial profiling. this woman voted against this. >> a vote against this is not about being serious about crime. it's about we need to do the real work. the real work to address crime in this community. >> reporter: opponents believe the $250,000 for this consulting contract would be better spent on social services. but howard jordan told the council his department needs to do strategy. he believes b
police consultant bill bratton supporters say he is the right man to lead the fight against crime in one of america's most violent cities. opponents say they have concerns. >> very valid concerns about bringing in a military=minded man like bratton to make things better. >> pam: right now at eight o-clock. the oakland city council is weighing whether or not to bring in police and security heavyweight bill bratton. to consult its beleagured police department. bratton formerly served as police chief in los angeles, and police commissioner in new york city and in boston. but last week. oakland residents voiced their concerns about bratton's controversial tactics. which include the "stop- and- frisk" policy. kron 4's terisa estacio is live in oakland tonight. where the city council is hearing from those concerned residents. terisa? >> reporter: things are really heating up in oakland. let me show you this hall just one of many rooms that they have been forced to open in dealing with these large crowds. here is video that we took just a few moments ago from inside city hall. you can see for y
william bratton, former new york city police commissioner and lapd chief who has come under fire for aggressive policing tactic autos neither the devil which is to say nor savor, part of a team. >> this particular splan not about bill bratton but policy partnerships. bill bratton is a member of the team. >> the council approved other crime fighting measures including an additional police academy. the hiring of two sfgs technicians and the interim use of 11 sheriff deputies to help suppression efforts. >> council members got an earful about why they shouldn't hire him but tonight he says he's ready to take on the challenge of facing oakland's soaring crime rate. vick? >> i shock with bill brat onin detroit. he's trying to do the same turn around there. he told me he's eager to start in oakland. he says he's going focus on gangs and guns in oakland and he has no doubt he'll be successful. >> bill bratton is confident he'll reduce crime in the city of oakland. >> i've never had a yir in which crime did not go down in the city i was working in. all of the cities after i left, crime c
. >> bill bratton former police chief of los angeles and new york may be the most unapologetic proponent of stop and frisk, the concept that allows police officers to search anyone who they have reasonable suspicion is involved in criminal activity. >> any police department in america that tries to function without some form of stop and frisk or whatever terminology they use is doom today failure. >> he's on his way to becoming a highly-paid consultant for the city of oakland. >> chief, is it safe to say you and bill bratton are on the same page when it comes to stop and frisk. >> i think we're saying the same thing. >> marchers who say stop and frisk unfairly targets minorities stormed the city hal steps as council members prepared to vote on a $250,000 contract to bring bratton in. >> stop and frisk doesn't work. look at new york city. >> new york city's stop and frisk program resulted in more than 700 thousand stops in 2011 according to the new york times. 85% of those stopped were black or hispanic men and the vast majority of the stops discovered no wrong doing. >> some people are a
, are desperately searching for ways to stop a surge in gun violence. on wednesday it hired william bratton, the former los angeles police chief, as a consultant. last year there were 117 gun deaths in oakland and 14 since the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, six weeks ago. john blackstone takes a closer look. >> reporter: at a crowded city council meeting that ran into early morning, residents of oakland debated how to bring crime under control. >> with the climate of violence in our city will all of us make it home safe tonight? >> reporter: the city council voted to call in outside help, spending $250,000 to get advice from william bratton, former police chief in los angeles and new york. >> yeah, we need help, and we need help bad. >> reporter: larry reed, oakland's vice mayor, says he's even started wearing a bulletproof vest. >> this is the first time i've ever been afraid for myself and my family. >> reporter: but this resident wasn't sure that bratton has the answers that oakland needs. some worry that bratton's use of stop and frisk, a tactic in
minutes, oakland city council members will need to decide whether to hire william bratton. jody? >> janelle, the council chambers inside city hall are absolutely packed. the fire marshal just asked folks to leave because there's not enough room. 200 people have signed up to speak at tonight's meeting. while bratton critics plan to be loud and boisterous, others in oakland say this crime-ridden city needs all the help it can get. >> it's hell. it's hell. it's hell on earth. >> reporter: that's how sandra describes what it's like living in this east oakland neighborhood, where an undercover police officer got beaten and shot in the arm last night. >> they're violating everybody else's constitutional rights. we can't walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. you know, they need to be stopped. >> reporter: tonight the oakland city council will vote on a controversial plan to hire former nypd and lapd chief bill bratton as a consultant. oakland's police chief said last night's shooting draws home a need for a plan. >> we need to take the resources, the very lim
the controversial william bratton. the council also approved a hiring of 20 civilian staffers for the police department. the mayor says that will put 20 officers back on the streets. in addition, oakland will pay for the use of ten alameda county sheriff deputies to help patrol the city, and the council also approved another police academy. a ktvu news crew tracked down william bratton today to find out about his plans for oakland. he was found in detroit. only on 2 now, bratton's first on camera interview since the vote. >> reporter: phil bratton has a reputation as a reformer. the go to guy for police departments needing changes. tonight he's in detroit, but he will soon be in oakland. >> both of them have a concern about their high crime problem. both have been going through significant reductions. >> reporter: both are under federal oversight for misconduct. bratton says his first job is to meet key players in oakland, find out what's broken, and try to fix it. >> significantly focused within the department, looking at how they're fighting crime. how they might improve how they fight cr
to former los angeles police chief bill bratton. tonight at 11. the oakland safety committee will decide whether to hire crime fighting consultant bill bratton, to try and curb the spike in violence in the city. bratton's carreer in policing has brought him to some of the biggest departments in the country. he formerly served as police chief in los angeles and police commissioner in new york city and boston. residents are concerned about the former l-a police chief's controversial tactics, they say could lead to racial profiling. kron 4's reggie kumar is live outside city hall. reggie has a decision been reached yet? >> this is still a work in progress and i cannot want to throw this away. >> stop lying to the city. it this is just a matter strategy of gentrification that we are seeing every day. >> as opposed to future funding of international terrorists such as bill brighton. >> you really would like to start to stop and frisk. it is wonderful that this is going and implemented. (audience laughter) >> this will go in front of the city council next tuesday. if this becomes effective he
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of the biggest names in policing. jodi hernandez joins us live from oakland city hall. that name, bratton, very divisive. >> reporter: it certainly is. dozens of protesters are inside city hall as we speak trying to put pressure on members of the city council's public safety committee to scrap its plans to bring bratton to town. though the city is dealing with an unbelievable crime rate, folks here believe that bratton is not part of the solution. people have gathered at oakland city hall to try to convince city leaders not to bring one of the nation's biggest names in law enforcement to town. bill bratton, former head of the nypd and lapd is ready to bring his expertise to oakland if the contract is approved to hire his team. >> i would love to see $250,000 go to community
. >> reporter: they are facing vocal opposition from critic of a plan to bring in william bratton. they think spending $250,000 to hire former los angeles police chief and new york police commissioner william bratton is a waste of money. bratton is attractive to city officials because of the expertise. some of his past policies are considered overzealous. even unconstitutional including stop and terrific. after a deadly 2012 with 126 homicides though, city officials say something needs to be done. >> there's no proof that gang conjunctions work. there's no proof that youth curfews work. >> it's about management. jordan needs to go. william bratton needs to go. and we need to go up and line the doors of opd. >> let me say this. he is one of the most profound experts in policing in america. we're fortunate to have a relationship with him. i support him being here. >> we're all over the place. i think we need to be able to craft a strategy for oakland and how we're going to provide safety for our neighborhoods. >> reporter: the committee is expected to approve that contract tonight and send it t
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it was, no one was hurt. >> bill bratton is coming to oakland. his focus, how to reduce crime with community involvement. more on why the community is divided on his new role. >> after living in oakland for 56 years, ray got caught in a hail of bullets. >> we were screaming and the guns were firing away. and all total, they shot around 17 rounds at the cars. hitting my car, and striking my vehicle seven times. >> he is the policy adviser for larry reed, the shooting makes the heated debate about how to effectively police oakland more real. >> it became real for me. it's a sad state and it out of control. >> this morning the oakland city council voted to support new crime fighting tools. hirie ining more sheriff's depu. and adding a new police academy and hiring chief bill bratton, hundreds of oakland residents oppose his hiring because he is a supporter of stop and frisk. many say it leads to racial profiling. a concern leon understands. his son had a questionable run-in with the police. oakland police chef howard jordan said that it will not become policy. >> bill bratton doe
as the super cop. the oakland city council supposed to vote on tiring bratton. he says officers must stop and frisk suspicious people. >> we know it's racial profiling. any young black or brown person who hits the quote unquote proguile is going to be subject to be harassed. >> reporter: why are you pegging that on bratton? >> because that's the mantra of bratton. that's what he's built his career on as a consultant. and it's something that we're trying to move the department here in oakland away from. >> the council has to approve spending $250,000 to hire bratton. juliet says there are so many people waiting to speak the council may not vote tonight. >> there has been another school shooting. this time in texas. three people were shot at lone star college near houston. the witnesses say that two men were arguing in a courtyard outside the library, one person pulled a gun. shot the other. that sent everyone around them diving for cover. >> you couldn't hear what they were arguing about. we could hear them arguing. the shooter said, he said i don't w
to public comment and debated until 2:30 this morning before kidding to hire bill bratton known for zero tolerance strategy including the stop and frisk policy. opponents say that gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling. bratton helped bring crime down in los angeles and will help the city of oakland. our news reporter will have a live report with much more on the heated hearing last night in 30 minutes. >> the council approved another crime-fighting measure to bring in outside help to oakland. all on the council approved to bring in the alameda county sheriff deputy to patrol the streets, helping the oakland police with duties do -- two days a week. oakland police opposed this but leaders say something has to be done about crime. >> members from the 129th rescue wing in mountain view are headed to afghanistan for four months. final deployment preparations are underway at 10:30. the national guard does not know the exact departure time. 75 citizen airmen from all over the bay area leave to help with search-and-rescue support for operation enduring freedom and the
? they wanted to bring in someone that had success elsewhere they say, and that's bill bratton. they'll pay him to consult their police department. some people were not happy with that. let me show you the ab 7's report on that. >> bratton is exactly what we don't need in the city of oakland. >> one of bratton's crime- crime-fighting tools is the controversial stop and frisk, a tactic that enrages. in new york during bratton's tenure there were 7,000 stop and frisk stops a year. bratton said it's a effective tool. >> cenk: well, in new york city new york city is less than half minorities as a percentage of the population, but nearly 90% of the stop and frisks are on minorities. now one of the people concerned about that is jessica holly. she's pregnant, soon to be mom in oakland. she spoke and said this. >> i'm really sad that we're considering bill bratton as an alternative or as a solution for this consulting team. it makes me sad because when i went to find out the gender of my son. i almost cried and i had to force a smile. i tried to talk about this before. i can't because i didn't want to
that bratton himself will be the man. the council is looking for alternatives. >> for any city to say they don't do "stop & frisk," i'm sorry they doesn't know what the hell they're talking about. >> that's bill bratton former l.a. and new york police chief a proponent of an officer's right to search anyone if there's reasonable suspicion the person is involved in criminal activity. with murder rates at alarming levels in oakland including four last friday alone the council is considering a $250,000 contracted to hire bratton to help out. those were protestors at the city council meeting last night saying "stop & frisk" unfairly targets minorities by allowing officers to harass whoever they want just because they suspect the person is up to no good. stats from new york show most people stopped under the policy were minorities and weren't breaking the law. the appointment is up to the full council. committees approved a few other measures last into the including hire alameda county sheriff's deputies to help patrol oakland city streets, funding for an
to this plan, alex? >> reporter: they approved the consulting deal with bill bratton and many are upset about the chief's hiring and they believe his policies may lead to racial profiling and the vote that happened this morning did not sit well with many. >> 7 yeses and 1 no. >> boo, boo, boo... >> reporter: we had the only camera in council chambers once the vote came down and there were about 275 people who spoke and it was an overflow crowd. they eventually approved a contract for bratton on a 7-1 vote. he will develop a crime fighting plan in oakland but critics are concerned about his past work as some say it could lead to racial profiling. >> what he did he elsewhere which may have worked does not mean it will work here. >> reporter: but the man who once headed up the police departments have had success in improving community relations in those cities. they told council that bratton is one of the best advisors the city could bring on in this situation. he does not support stop and frisk and he developed a plan with community input. >> we will make every effort to include as many people
chief bill bratton on board as a consultant. [ screaming ] >> reporter: protestors opposing bratton's outspoken approval of "stop & frisk" policies. now, bratton is a former police chief of l.a. and new york and he supports an officer's right to search anyone if there's reasonable suspicion the person is involved in criminal activity. with the murder rates at alarming levels in oakland the council has been considering a $250,000 contract to hire bratton to help the oakland pd. last night, a committee approved the contract but didn't confirm bratton will be the man. the council ordered to look at alternatives. >> i'm the police chief. i'm the guy that gets to decide what practice we are going to do and how we're going to do it because i'm the person that's going to be held accountable. so i want to make that very clear. bill bratton is going to be giving me advice. whether i take it is up to me. >> the main concern about "stop & frisk" fears about racial profiling. here are some numbers from new york's program. there were 700,000 stops in 2011.
. bill bratton led police departments in both new york and los angeles. and he is ready to help oakland for a substantial fee of course. but as anne makovec reports, not everyone is rolling out the red carpet for him, right? >> reporter: that is true. last night a committee did approve the contract but they didn't confirm that bratton is going to be the man. the council has been ordered to look at alternatives because bratton has been raising some eyebrows with comments basically in support of "stop & frisk." that is a policy that some other police departments across the country are using. bratton is the former police chief of l.a. and new york. and he is a proponent of an officer's right to search anyone if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is involved in any sort of criminal activity and with murder rates at alarming levels, we have talked four murders in oakland just last friday, the council has been considering a $250,000 contract to hire bratton and to help them out. well, protestors came to the city council meeting last nigh
bill bratton known for zero tolerance strategies including controversial stop and frisk which gives officers, and say, too much discretion and leads to racial from files. supporters say bratton brought crime down in los angeles and will help the city of oakland. we will have a live report with more on this coming up in 30 minutes. >> the council approved another crime-fighting measure, bringing in alameda county sheriff deputies to patrol the streets. when deputies and one supervisor will help with the duties two days a week. the oakland police union opposed the plan but city leaders say something has to be done do put more cops on the street to deal with rising crime. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton, right now, has sat down and wearing green and is about to testify about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, in september. in is a live picture from washington, dc. she will appear before two congressional panels to answer questions of the september attack in benghazi. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. congressional republican
emotional pleas on both sides of the plan to bring in controversial police chief bill bratton. >> it is relative to settling lawsuits -- >> reporter: an emotional meeting about how to effectively police oakland attracts hundreds of people. many waiting for hours for a chance to voice their opinion about a $250,000 proposal to hire formal police chief bill bratton to help o.p.d. get a handle on daily violent crime. jessica says the support of stop and frisk will put young men of color at risk. >> we happen to have an unfortunate skin color. i hate to say it like that. i have pride in who i am. >> reporter: the mother to be said if oakland invests in what she calls unconstitutional policing her unborn son will grow up to be a target for police. >> i didn't think it would be like. this i kept saying i wanted a girl. >> reporter: supporters are just as emotional begging the council to act if it will help stop the bloodshed in oakland when you can't walk down the street and be safe, when you can't go to school. you can't because it is just a war zone that's going on. we need a bill
consultant is speaking to abc7 after a vote by the oakland city council to bring him on board. bill bratton is a former los angeles police chief and new york city police commissioner. the city council voted 7-1 around 2:00 this morning after a meeting that included four hours of public comment against and in favor of hiring bratton. critics worry he will recommend a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling but he says that is not the case. we talked to him by phone. >> stop and frisk and official profiling and the other issues of concern people have abuse police use of force can be effectively addressed by strong leadership that is focused on a constitutional policing. >> abc7 news reporter joins us with reaction to the controversial decision. amy? >> city hall was decisive with the 7-1 vote but in the neighborhoods people are split. the vote came in the middle of the night, it was already being talked about in the neighborhood this morning. >> i thought it was very good. that is what we need. we have too much violence. >> lloyd is a cross guard on 85th avenue an area known
council to bring him on board. bill bratton is a former los angeles police chief and new york city police commissioner. the city council voted 7-1 around 2:00 this morning after a meeting that included four hours of public comment against and in favor of hiring bratton. critics worry he will recommend a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling but he says that is not the case. we talked to him by phone. >> stop and frisk and official profiling and the other issues of concern people have abuse police use of force can be effectively addressed by strong leadership that is focused on a constitutional policing. >> abc7 news reporter joins us with reaction to the controversial decision. amy? >> city hall was decisive with the 7-1 vote but in the neighborhoods people are split. the vote came in the middle of the night, it was already being talked about in the neighborhood this morning. >> i thought it was very good. that is what we need. we have too much violence. >> lloyd is a cross guard on 85th avenue an area known for violence and worries about the kids long after he safely
to bring in one of the nation's most well-known police chiefs as a consultant. bill bratton is polarizing and controversial yet ultra effective. will his style of policing work in oakland. monte francis with the story. >> reporter: he starts in mid-february and as for what he might suggest, you can surmise that by looking at what he's done in other cities. one thing that will not sit well with his opponents he will not be attending community meetings under his contract as originally thought. they went until 2:00 this morning. today oakland mayor and the police chief 7-1 vote to approve a contract hiring bill bratton, another expert, as consultant for the police department. >> described as a savior, part of a team. >> reporter: judging by what bratton has suggested in other cities, it is likely he will tell the department to focus on low-level crime such as car break-ins and home burglaries, the kinds of crimes featured on a youtube channel called oakland crime watch started by an oakland resident fed up with crime in his neighborhood. the resident who did not want his face shown says thes
into the evening and they voted to approve police bill bratton. it is a controversy contract and once they took that vote it did not sit well with many people. [crowd noise] [applauds] [crowd noise]. >>> many in the crowd booed as the council booed on a 7-1 vote to maintain order. the man who once headed up police department in l.a., bratton will be brought on to develop a crime fighting plan including support for an address stop and risk policies and many are looking at this as as a way to see dash as a way to see more real money. >> your fears are not going to be realized they will only get worse. >> reporter: they are trying to combat arise in crime in this city and a drop in the number of officers. >> i will support our chief and i am not, council members are not and we are not experts so i i am going to rely on him. >> strategic experts have promised to put together town hall meetings for input and this is a $250,000 contract that will be put in place here. many cannot address the crime problem and that must be tonight with improved social services. many who are fed up with the violence we
and los angeles police chief william bratton is known for his controversial tactics. also for his previouis successes in reducing crime. one of his strategies is stop and frisk, which many are opposed to. oakland police chief howard jordan says that is not something they plan on implementing. >> that is not something that we will be implementing. our policy is reasonable cause. >> pam: bratton is expected to start mid february. coming up and sports more practice with what alex smith had to say about being passed up to colin kaepernick. and also the nba, the oklahoma thunder. gary radnich is next. >> gary: could keeping everybody. the 49ers want to get as much work done in santa clara before the go to new orleans it is just a matter of being comfortable. they know the scene colin kaepernick is doing everything, like lifting. i think the highlight is that alex smith. has not said it too much if you listen to alex speak today. he says all the right things. >> i think what i've been impressed with most in his the lack of young mistakes. they show flashes and they are good at times but
consultant to curb a spike in gun violence. the city is prepared to pay legendary lawmaker bill bratton big bucks for his advice and it could move a step closer to hiring him tonight. but cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells many oaklanders are already trying to stop the super cop. joe. >> reporter: hey, liz, you know, our interview with bratton yesterday caused quite a stir here at city hall. let me show you some video. now, there are a lot of people who support bratton but these folks were not among them. these are protestors who gathered outside a short while ago. they went inside later on to pack the city council committee meeting where they are deciding on the contract of william bratton. some of these protestors said they were angry at the former police chief of l.a. and new york for standing by the controversial police policy called "stop & frisk." >> i'm sorry that any police department in america that tries to function without some form of "stop & frisk" or whatever terminology they use is doomed to failure. >> reporter: "stop & frisk," staunc
measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton as a consultant. the city council meeting lasted until about 2:00 this morning. the citkron 4 will tran joins us live from oakland police headquarters. >> about four hours ago they decided to bring in this controversy go police chief. he is just a consultant but this is rubbing a lot of people the wrong way. here is video of the meeting. although they had known about this for quite some time. critics of this decision stated that bringing in him believe that he is very aggressive and that he used to attack the causes. they stated that this could lead to racial profiling against african- americans and latinos. this cut also possibly some of them shooting innocent children. people that are for him stated that desperate times call for desperate measures. here is a picture of him. he comes in at $250 and dollars for this job.two hundred and $50,00r this job.$250,000 for this job. it city council said they understand how controversial this is but they did see a lot of crime bill went up by 23 percent. they want to s
is as controversial measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton. as a consultant. >> the city council meeting lasted uuntil about 2:00 this morning. kron fours will tran joins us. b a lot >> a lot of people are not happy because he comes from a controversial history. he has had success in other cities but how he achieved it people feel is the wrong way. as does the here and oaklanespecially here in oaklan >> bratton was voted in seven to one. he is aggressive and used tactics such as stop and frisk. the community is wary that will lead to racial profiling. -- the community is worried. >> in the past african- american ministers have been against police policy. in this case is a desperate times call for desperate measures. they are in support. here's a picture of william bratton. >> he comes to open with the tab of $250,000. he is just a consultant. he does not have the final word. he comes in with the endorsement of mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan. >> jordan is not for stop and frisk. he will be against it if it comes up. he assures people that would
william bratton as a consultant. cbs 5 reporter joe vasquez is in oakland. joe, bratton's approval not a slam dunk, huh? >> reporter: not by any case. we're expecting a lively city council meeting, and already we're starting to see demonstrators arrive here in front of city hall. there is also a large police presence here at city hall. the topic, whether oakland should hire the former police chief of l.a. and new york william bratton as a consultant to the police department. the contract for $250,000 will be debated at a full meeting of the city council. last week it got rowdy at a criminal justice committee hearing. opponents of bratton say they're concerned about his adherence to a policy called stop and frisk. supporters say they want to do whatever is the right thing to stop this horrible and rising violent crime problem. as you say, the city council meetings starting within the hour here. we will monitor the events as the police here are expecting quite another rowdy meeting. >> all right. joe vazquez in oakland, thanks so much. >>
. >>> coming up in the next half hour oakland's mayor weighs in on the super cop. >> bill bratton is neither the devil which he has been described nor a saviour. >> what's next for the city's consultant and how his role is already changing. >> the losses are in the thousands of dollars. what was stolen from this bay area michelin restaurant? >> and we are continuing to keep an eye on this breaking news out of oakland. a fire near the chinatown area. the latest coming up. shooting from a house near downtown oakland. chopper five is over the 600 block of harriso >>> an update on breaking story. more flames shooting interest a house near downtown oakland. chopper 5 overhead with these live pictures. this is a 600 block of harrison street. in the last few minutes, that fire has sparked back to life. you can see the flames coming from the roof there as they continue the battle. fire crews on ladder trucks working the fire. the oakland, fire department has confirmed one person has been injured. that person is described as a civilian. no word on how badly hurt.
to quiet down. a police tactic called stop and frisk. it is supported by bill bratton former l.a. police chief. bratton who has helped reduce crime in l.a. and new york city would be hired z a consultant for $250,000. but some community members said it would be a waste of money. >> if you really need to hear what he has to say, why don't you go and have howard jordan buy his book on amazon for $18. >> the city of oakland cannot afford the lawsuits that will follow this. >> we do not condone racial profiling. we never have. we have worked very hard to build this relationship between the community. >> reporter: the plan would also include more funding for the police academy to train new officers and hiring 20 police service technicians. the measure would have the most impact is the hiring of 11 alameda county sheriffs deputies for up to 180 days for violent suppression efforts. all of these votes came from two council members in the wake of massive shooting in an eight day stretch that left six people dead. the council will vote rob the herb -- will vote on the issue next tuesday. live fro
high-profile police consultant. the $250,000 contract brings on former los angeles police chief bratton who would advise police on ways to reduce the violent crime. not everyone is on board. tempers flared when protesters showed up to voice concern about possible racial profiling. bratton favors an approach call "stop and frisk" where police can stop anyone they feel suspicious. the oakland city council will take up the issue tonight. breaking news from houston. this is a campus spokesman at lone star college in north houston who has confirmed shots have been fired on this campus. you are looking at live aerial views. there are lots of police there. the campus is evacuated. emergency responders are in that area. that is the campus library. there are unconfirmed reports of three people injured already. medical crews were seen tending to who victims outside the building and students are filing out of the building. we do not know conditions of the injured. no immediate information on the shooter or where his or her whereabouts are. you can see police action right there in houston at the lo
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